PSYC 1101 Chapter 10 part 1

PSYC 1101 Chapter 10 part 1 - PSYC 1101 Sunni Newton Friday...

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PSYC 1101 – Sunni Newton What affects your health? o Traditional medical model Disease states, subsequent treatments and drugs Health professionals are in control Goal: absence of disease o Health psychology approach Role of our own attitudes and behaviors We share control; requires our active participation Goal: well-being (positive state in which we feel our best) o Biological characteristics Genetic predispositions, exposure to germs, brain and other nervous system development
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Psychological factors Thoughts/actions, lifestyles, stress, health benefits Social conditions Environments, cultural influences, family relationships, social support The role of our own behaviors in determining our own health is enormous o People are most likely to die from causes related to their own behaviors o Risky behaviors Smoking, bad dieting, not exercising, tanning, drugs, unsafe sex
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